Category Archives: 1961 Fixed-Head Coupe #43 – JM

1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC #43 – Tunnel & Tie Plate

As an early car, the driveline tunnel was not quite the same as the usual E-Type – the RH gearbox side panel was a bit longer, and the car did NOT have the “wedge” panel between the RH gearbox side … Continue reading

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1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC #43 – Hidden Subframe

Yes – we put our hidden subframe into the #43 coupe – because it makes the car stronger, SAFER, and it’s COMPLETELY HIDDEN!

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1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC #43 – Rear Hatch Drip Channel

If you look closely at the photos, you can see that based on what is going on in the background, this E-Type has been underway for a while now… There are alot of reasons for that – it’s been busy … Continue reading

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1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC #43 – Priming the Shell

We eventually got to a point with the shell (and the weather…), where we just couldn’t wait any longer to get some good primer on the shell. We have switched over from self-etching primer to epoxy primer.  It is a … Continue reading

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1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC #43 – New Floors

After the shell was dissected completely, scuffed down, and completely sealed internally, we were able to move forward with the project and weld in the floors and inner sills.  Take a look!

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1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC #43 – Completed Dissection

Here’s the next blog entry on this project, although all of this work happened last year – I have alot of catching up to do on the blogs for this one!

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1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC #43 – Original Welded-louver Bonnet

Early E-Type buffs will love these detailed photos of the original bonnet from the 43rd LHD Fixed-head Coupe! Another stroke of luck on this project was the fact that in addition to the original matching-number engine and gearbox, the car … Continue reading

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1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC #43 – Initial Dissection

Fist step is to cut out all of the rusted and damaged panels that will be replaced – BEFORE the shell is blasted bare.  This will allow us the most access possible to all of the areas of the shell … Continue reading

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1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC #43 – YES, the 43rd LHD Coupe!

This one is pretty cool – it is the 43rd Left-hand Drive E-Type Coupe built!  Unfortunately, she has had a rough life – but we are in the process of putting her back into concours condition! We have had this … Continue reading

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